City of Baghdad asks foreign companies to sign up for project to design and build 75,000 apartments…first phase of a $10 billion plan to rebuild the Iraqi capital’s sprawling Sadr City slum…
The entire 56 sq km (22 sq mile) project, to be built over 10 years, includes 150,000 apartments, stores, service buildings, a medical complex, a university and entertainment centres.
“It will be a part of Baghdad city but with new, modern construction, not low-cost construction,” Baghdad mayor Saber al-Issawi said. “We will build it in a distinctive style.”
Read the full article, “Baghdad plans 75,000 apartment to modernize slum” at Reuters (Jan 21, 2010).